While we may be stoked when, after years of shipping, our favorite TV character is finally marrying The One, what we're most excited about is the wedding dress she'll wear on the big day. Always a reflection of the character's personality, the dress often becomes an iconic look for those on the other side of the small screen, even after the show has seen its run. So, why not turn to pop culture for a bit of inspiration? We've rounded up seven of our favorite TV brides and today's dresses that emulate them.
Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl
It's only fitting that the Upper East Side's ice queen wore an intricate icy blue lace gown from Elie Saab's Spring 2012 Couture collection when marrying Chuck Bass in the season finale. This stunning gown was perfect blend of fashion-forward and old world glamour, a daring mix set her apart from "ordinary" white. While Hayley Paige's tulle "Tumi" ball gown has a different silhouette, it also has an enchanting dusty blue and delicate embellishments that combine for an ethereal quality.
Charlotte York, Sex and the City
You don't have to be a Charlotte to appreciate her romantic white silk Badgley Mischka gown in her second wedding to Harry. It featured a simple silhouette with subtle feminine touches and a hint of a vintage vibe. But if you are a Charlotte, you might want to take some inspiration from this timeless beauty. Luckily, Badgley Mischka still has a hand for the soft look. Just like Charlotte's gown, the Anastasia gown features lace, a fitted silhouette, and beaded embroidery, albeit in pewter, creating vintage-inspired romance.
Monica Gellar, Friends
Monica rocked the minimalist look when she married Chandler in a clean and simple House of Bianchi A-Line, a spot on complement to her Type A personality. From a V-neckline and no sleeves to a flattering silhouette, Lela Rose's The Café wedding dress mimics all the beauty of Monica's dress. Wear it like she did with a long veil, minimal jewelry, and loose waves.
Izzie Stephens, Grey's Anatomy
Through our blurry tears over the ceremony between Izzie and Alex, we couldn't take our eyes offs off her sparkling Kenneth Pool gown, complete with a long tulle skirt and crystal embroidered bodice (and don't get us started on the sentimental fact that it was Meredith's dress!). This MoriLee number is equally as dazzling, with crystal beads and a full skirt at a drop waist, going big on the volume just like Izzie's dress. It's the perfect combination of style and elegance.
Lady Rose, Downton Abbey
We swooned when we first laid eyes on Lady Rose's decadent flapper-inspired wedding gown, which was a true vintage find from the 1920s by the show's costume designer. Gilded beadwork against a soft gold canvas of silk tulle is more than we could ever ask for in a wedding dress. While not the real deal, BHLDN's Jacinda gown by Va Et Vien certainly gives Lady Rose a run for her money, complete with a rose-gold hue, intricate beading, illusion neckline, and Art Deco vibes.
Serena van der Woodsen, Gossip Girl
Manhattan's it-girl naturally knows how to own a wedding dress — the gold and white Georges Chakra couture gown she wore when finally tying the knot to Lonely Boy was every bit as glamorous and showstopping as she is. With a strapless neckline and voluminous ball gown skirt, this Zuhair Murad number mirrors the style of Serena's unique dress. Where her dress featured a heavy splash of metallic gold, this one features gold sparks, both of which amp up the drama in the look.
Rebecca Pearson, This is Us
She may be a newcomer to the game, but we already know Rebecca's bohemian dress will go down in TV bride history. Her long-sleeve lace gown was the perfect fit for her '70s marriage to future superdad Jack Pearson. Simple and understated, it had a dreamy quality. Get the look with Daughter of Simone's Tessa gown, whose soft eyelash ivory lace lends subtle romance in a fit and flare style.